I've been meaning to write this post for a very long time. So long that I'm not sure if I've already written it. But a conversation with Charlotte the other day reminded me about it.
I watch a lot of football on TV. The more you watch, the more you notice that every game is more like a story with an author than an actual report of events - much like Big Brother footage is edited into a narrative that suits the story the editors are telling.
It might be paranoia, but I'm sure that there is a journalistic bias dependent on who controls the footage, i.e. quick replays of dubious decisions against favoured clubs, accidentally "missing" certain players out-of-order behaviour (which magically appears on the highlight reel after the fact). And also the longing shots of certain players or managers WHEN THERE'S A GAME GOING ON! The La Liga footage when Real Madrid are playing is the most blatant, but you see it quite a bit in the Prem too.
Are there times when a layered narrative isn't welcome? Can we ever not have bias?